"Bicycle Tour of Paris : Why not rent a bike?" Walking Around Tip by roadeagl

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I didn't believe it but there is a "road less taken" in the middle of Paris. We rented bikes from Bike About Tours [www.bikeabouttours.com] in Paris and had a fantastic time, working our way into tiny backstreets and courtyards as well as cruising to the more popular sights of the city. We met Paul, the co-owner, at Notre Dame and hiked to his headquarters a few blocks away to get our bikes. Paul boasts at having the only bike rental shop in an underground parking garage and our first challenge was climbing the hill out of the garage, which Paul promised would be our only hill on the ride. Paul keeps the group at 15 people to minimize crashes [just kidding about the crashes] and gives us a safety lecture at the start. The tour spans ~4 hours including a light lunch stop at a bakery. We went to a flea market so obscure nobody could possibly find their way there; wondered if they ever sold anything. At the end of the tour, Paul passed out a 2-page list of more places to explore and we enjoyed visiting several on our own afterward. Highly recommended way to spend the day and 30 euros.

Phone: +33 [0] 624 580 215
Website: http://www.bikeabouttours.com

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 18, 2010
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